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Old 05-17-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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Any way to keep the rear seat folded up against the front seats?

I'd like to keep the rear seat folded up, but when I take off sometimes it slams back down. Any way to secure this bad boy to keep this guy in place? The jeep is a 98 BTW.

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There should be some straps coming from the roll cage, it's my understanding that they are used for this purpose. At least that's the impression I got from the owners manual. I have a 98 as well.

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There should be some straps coming from the roll cage, it's my understanding that they are used for this purpose. At least that's the impression I got from the owners manual. I have a 98 as well.
There was a short strap, it secures the seat to the roll bar downtube.
Any short piece of lightduty rope, (or a shoelace) is sufficient. Fold the seat down, then tumble it forward. The 'pin' that secures it to the lower latch, is now on top. Just loop the rope around the pin, and around the roll bar. Easy.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:17 AM   #6
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Keeping the back seat secured

When delivered, the Jeep had a strap that was supposed to be used to secure the seat in folded position.

Welcome to JeepIt Has a replacement strap that looks well thought out and very handy to use. I am ordering one to replace the bungee I am now using.

Jeepit has small specialty products useful to solve small problems - also zipper replacement sliders soft tops.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:46 AM   #7
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When delivered, the Jeep had a strap that was supposed to be used to secure the seat in folded position.

Welcome to JeepIt Has a replacement strap that looks well thought out and very handy to use. I am ordering one to replace the bungee I am now using.

Jeepit has small specialty products useful to solve small problems - also zipper replacement sliders soft tops.

Thanks for the link. That is going to work perfectly.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:21 PM   #9
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Ok dumb question here, but do I only need 1 or should I get 2. Is that the only point to attach that link or is the same on both sides.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:00 AM   #10
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The Owner's Manual shows just one on the driver's side. This one is an improved version of the original. I ordered just one.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:10 AM   #11
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When delivered, the Jeep had a strap that was supposed to be used to secure the seat in folded position.

Welcome to JeepIt Has a replacement strap that looks well thought out and very handy to use. I am ordering one to replace the bungee I am now using.

Jeepit has small specialty products useful to solve small problems - also zipper replacement sliders soft tops.
Hey Moose thanks for the tip I have been looking for a better option than a bungee cord!! Just ordered mine.
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I doubt if a genuine Jeep replacement part is worth it: not at UK Jeep spares prices anyway. My strap (passenger - left! - side only) came from the camping luggage section of Halfords and does the job perfectly. Amazing how many squeaks and rattles disappeared when I folded the seat up too.

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